Bossier Parish teams fared well in two Dixie Youth baseball tournaments completed earlier this week at the Lawson “Bo” Brandon Complex in Princeton.
The Bossier All-Stars won the 12-under O-Zone round-robin tournament with a 4-0 mark. Haughton finished second at 3-1 with its only loss coming against Bossier, 5-4. Benton took third at 2-2.
Bossier and Haughton advanced to the state O-Zone tournament to be held in Shreveport July 22-26. As the host team, Shreveport will also be competing.
The Benton All-Stars finished runner-up in the 10-under AAA tournament.
Benton fell to Ruston 6-3 in the winners’ bracket semifinals then defeated the Shreveport Nationals in the losers’ bracket. Benton handed Minden its only loss of the tournament before avenging the loss to Ruston, 6-5, which put it in the championship game against Minden.
Minden won and advanced to the North Regional tournament in Morgan City July 15-19. Benton will play in the South Regional tournament, which will also be held in Morgan City at the same time.
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